I hope it does too. I have little brothers who are in their late teens early twenties. I'd give them the same advice if they were in the OP's shoes. And to more directly answer his question... It's not YOUR job to make your girlfriend happy. Sounds like you've already gone above and beyond to find her a suitable replacement for what she considers to be an unreliable car. If your suggestions don't satisfy her, go ahead and let her pick out her own car...on her OWN dime.